Playful Sidewalk Installation at Wadsworth Square Park

SEAC commissioned the talented artist, Richmond Futch, to create two beautiful Playful Sidewalks near Wadsworth Square Park. On Saturday, August 20th, Richmond created beautiful hopscotches with a few Rochester historical landmarks while families of the Wadsworth Square neighborhood and SEAC staff and board members came to hang out and help paint.

We had donuts and coffee and later pizza! It was a great time. Thanks to everyone who participated and made another Rochester sidewalk playful!

South East Area Coalition Vocational/Trade School Scholarship Recipient!

We are thrilled to announce another recipient of our South East Area Coalition Vocation/Trade School Scholarship Fund for Center For Youth, Roberto Murray.

Andrea Creary, the Learn2Earn Coordinator at Center for Youth, shared a little bit about Roberto with us. SEAC is happy we could assist Roberto in his journey and wish him nothing but success!

Roberto lives in one of our shelters in the South East area of Rochester.  He is low income and a minority. Roberto recently completed an asbestos handling certification and is now attending the ITEC Construction program, while working part-time in an internship at Imprintable Solutions, a locally owned small business.
Roberto is a very driven young man.  He has proven reliability and dedication by consistently attending classes, showing up for work and attending meetings with staff at The Center for Youth.
Thank you for the opportunity to nominate this wonderful young man.

Celebrate the South East Area 2022- RSVP NOW!

Grab your party hats!

It’s time to celebrate the people, places, and spirit that make our community so great!!

Savor today with honorary chairs and passionate community advocates Vicki and Abe Brouk as we celebrate SEAC’s past and secure our future!

Join us a Sager Beer Works on Friday, September 16 from 6-9 P.M.

Live music by Johnny Bower and Mount Hope World Singers!

Tantalizing live and silent auction!

Artisanally crafted beverages and buffet!

We had such a great time last year, we look forward to seeing you!

Tickets only $35

RSVP Today!

Wagner Carpet and Flooring is Hiring and Will Train

Wagner Carpets and Flooring

Wagner Carpets and Flooring, one of SEAC’s Tool Shed Sponsors, is now hiring Installers or Laborers as well as a Warehouse Slash Binder.

They will train individuals. Reliable car and valid driver’s license required.

Anyone interested in applying can contact Wagner Carpets at

Are you a local business and want to spread the word about employment at your business? Email us at and we’ll post it on our website and social media. *

*We will try to post these as we are able depending on demand.


SEAC is happy to support the awesome work of Foodlink’s Curbside Market. During the month of June SEAC handed out 100 $5 food vouchers (25 per location) at East Court Apartments, EL Towers, Pinnacle Place, and Manhattan Square. Some of our awesome SOOPers came to help too.

Thank you Foodlink for bring fresh affordable food to our vulnerable communities in Rochester.

SEAC’s Executive Director Nominated for Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Colors of Success DEI Award

Words can’t adequately express how shocked and humbled I am to have been nominated for the Colors of Success Award.

When I see this year’s nominees, I appreciate the good and love that exists in our Greater Rochester Area. It is heartening to see so many people striving to bring diversity, equality, and inclusion to every faucet of life in our awesome communities.

Thank you for the honor of being nominated. Cheesy as it sounds, I already feel like a winner:).

Be well all!

Mike Evans

This year’s nominees are:

  • Sady Alvarado-Fischer, CDP, Corporate Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Haris Arshad, Director of HR, CleanCraft
  • Talethea Best, Sr. Vice President of People & Culture, YMCA of Greater Rochester
  • Ajaleah Bobowski, Residential Director, People Inc.
  • Dan Butler, Equity and Advocacy Division Director, Urban League of Rochester
  • Kesha Carter, Chief Diversity Officer, Coordinated Care Services, Inc. (CCSI)
  • Greg Constantino, Managing Director, Northwestern Mutual/Constantino Financial
  • Marlene Cortes, Senior Program Manager, Empire Justice Center
  • Sylvia David-West, Project Engineer, L3Harris Technologies
  • Mike Evans, Executive Director, South East Area Coalition, Inc.
  • Jeiri Flores, Advocacy Specialist Associate Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Strong Center for Developmental Disabilities
  • Donna Harris, Senior Associate/Chief Diversity Officer, CGR
  • Ramona Isler, Executive Office Administrator, WXXI
  • Keith Jenkins, Vice President and Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Julio Jordan, Director of Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion, Ibero-American Action League
  • Deanna Kimbrel, Chief Diversity Officer/Director, Office of DEI, Monroe County, New York
  • Shaun Nelms, Professor & Superintendent, University of Rochester/Rochester City School District
  • Stephanie Paredes, Assistant Director, Community & Belonging, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Annette Ramos, Monroe County Board of Elections Recruiter, Monroe County Board of Elections
  • Denise Reed Lamoreaux, Director Equity & Belonging, Zillow
  • Joseph Searles, Vice President & Chief Community Engagement Office, Trillium Health
  • Frank Starapoli, Member, Exploring Racism Groups and United Christian Leadership Ministry
  • Joe Starling, Faith Community Inclusion Specialist, Heritage Christian Services
  • Sara Taylor, Community Liaison and Training Specialist, Eleversity
  • Nicole VanGorder, COO, Upstate Special Needs Planning
  • Julio Vazquez, President and CEO, Ibero-American Action League
  • Dr. Marlowe V.N. Washington, Senior Diversity Officer, St. John Fisher University

1st Annual Urban Gardens Day

September 17th by the Cornell Cooperative Extension Monroe County in an effort to combat food insecurity and food deserts here in the City of Rochester.  Called the 1st Annual Urban Gardens Day, this is an educational and inspirational event targeting those who have not yet, but would like to benefit from having their own food garden. 

For more information, contact Marci Muller at or 585-753-2557.  Check out the Cooperative Extension’s website at  and see what they have to offer.